The school of architectural engineering is a secondary school developed on the basis of the former department of civil and architectural engineering. Under the correct leadership of the party committee and administration of the university and the strong support of relevant departments, the school of architecture and engineering has initially formed a more reasonable professional and disciplinary framework in recent years, and has made considerable progress in teaching, scientific research, faculty construction, laboratory construction and other aspects.
There are 71 faculty members, including 8 professors, 13 associate professors, 21 master supervisors, 34 teachers with doctoral degree and 33 teachers with master degree. There are 1 school-level distinguished professor, 1 Henan province innovative science and technology team, 1 new century outstanding talents of the Ministry of Education, 1 Henan science and technology innovation talents, 8 Henan province colleges and universities young backbone teachers, 6 Henan Provincial Department of Education. A high quality teaching and research team with reasonable structure and perfect level has been preliminarily formed. The college consists of 5 departments, including civil engineering department, architecture department, building engineering management department, urban underground space engineering department and basic mechanics teaching department, which are responsible for all undergraduate majors, construction engineering management (junior college) and basic mechanics teaching of the whole university.
The college now has 4 undergraduate majors including civil engineering, architecture, engineering management and urban underground space engineering. There are 4 junior majors including construction engineering management (cooperative education). There are four second-level master's degree programs in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering and protection engineering, and bridge and tunnel engineering. In addition, the college also has the right to grant master's degrees in architecture and civil engineering. Among them, civil engineering is a first-level key discipline of Henan Province, engineering mechanics is a university-level key discipline, and architectural design and its theory and hydraulic structure engineering is a university-level key discipline. At present, there are more than 1000 full-time undergraduates and postgraduates.
The civil engineering speciality in the school is the major of "comprehensive reform of specialities in Henan Province. Engineering mechanics and elastic mechanics are bilingual teaching demonstration courses in Henan Province. The virtual simulation center of mechanics and engineering structure is one of the first batch for virtual simulation experimental teaching centers in Henan Province. The comprehensive experimental center of the school is the experimental teaching demonstration center of Henan Province. It consists of 8 laboratories, including geotechnical mechanics laboratory, building materials laboratory, architectural CAD laboratory, architectural physics laboratory, engineering structure laboratory, measurement laboratory, building model laboratory and basic mechanics laboratory. The total laboratory area is more than 2000 square meters, and there are more than 300 main instruments and equipment. It fully guarantees the smooth development of teaching and scientific research in school.
The school has successively set up research institutions such as geotechnical and underground engineering research institute, engineering structure and disaster prevention and mitigation institute, and engineering mechanics research institute. Many remarkable achievements have been made in scientific research. In recent years, the faculties have presided over 11 National Natural Science Foundation projects (including 2 second units), 36 provincial and ministerial level scientific research projects, 11 invention patents and 5 utility model patents, and 10 monographs and 40 teaching materials. More than 10 provincial and ministerial level research awards and 50 provincial excellent paper awards are obtained. More than 500 academic papers and 15 teaching materials are published in domestic and foreign journals. More than 150 papers are included in SCI, EI or ISTP.
The school has always taken teaching and education as the key work of the college, and has been guided by professional construction projects to continuously improve the teaching quality and professional construction level. Engineering mechanics and civil engineering specialty of teaching teams were successively rated as the school level teaching teams. Six courses such as engineering mechanics were rated as school level excellent courses. Engineering mechanics was rated as the bilingual teaching demonstration course in Henan colleges and universities. The civil engineering specialty and architecture specialty were rated as the school level characteristic specialty construction. In the process of teaching practice, we always pay attention to the cultivation of students' engineering practice ability and innovation ability. The quality of graduates' training has been widely recognized by the society, and the first-time employment rate of graduates has been maintained above 95%.